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  2. Ron@Optimum

    Greetings from Erie, PA

    Ditto what Kid says -
  3. Kiddetailer

    Greetings from Erie, PA

    will not work as you expect it to. Contact wash is still necessary to break the static bond of certain dust/dirt. I recommend taking it to the self serve car wash and blast away any areas Salt may get to, rinse down the entire car. Then presoak the car with a handheld sprayer filled with ONR. Go about your wash with ONR + BRS.
  4. Edinboro Winter

    Greetings from Erie, PA

    Good Afternoon, I have not used the ONR product, but am looking into it to keep my car clean in the winter. I live in the heart of the snow belt getting lake effect snow off Lake Erie and my car gets absolutely covered in salt. I was wondering if anyone has ever sprayed their entire vehicle down (I have a Mini, so not hard) with ORN diluted as a detailer, then gone into a self serve car wash bay and used the pressure washer to get everything off? I am thinking that basically the water could be used in place of MF towels or the big red sponge and just wash everything away that has been encapsulated by the ONR. Let me know if this could work or any other tips for cleaning off a heavily salted car without a hose at my house. Thanks,
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  6. Habs

    Hyper seal

    Thanks ron Will get a coat in tomorrow
  7. Ron@Optimum

    Hyper seal

    we recommend minimum of 40 degrees F
  8. Habs

    Hyper seal

    I hope every body is well Well winter is coming once again . Need to put another coat of hyper seal on the paint before to cold what's the lowest temperature I can apply hyper seal . Is it 40 farenheit?
  9. Ron@Optimum

    Swirls in Opticoat pro after 1 year

    It would depend - the installer would determine
  10. Alvin Yeh

    Swirls in Opticoat pro after 1 year

    Would this typically be covered under warranty though if I filed a claim?
  11. Ron@Optimum

    Swirls in Opticoat pro after 1 year

    You are doing the right thing, your installer is the right person to review your paint and suggest corrections.
  12. Hi, Was wondering if any of you guys had this same issue....I’ve had my opticoat pro applied for about 1 year now on my Tesla model 3, white. The other week i was washing the trunk and i saw a swirl mark and then scratches when looking at a certain angle. I then proceeded to look at the door panels and rear quarter panels and they all had these scratches over the panel...Now I never noticed these before so not sure if they were even there after the application...but I’ve used ONR, hyper seal or optimum car wash solution with power wash the entire time and I’ve followed maintenance too with drying with high quality microfiber towels. Is it covered under warranty for these swirls? Does it need to be stripped and re coated? I’ve contacted my installer yesterday to see what to do next but unsure? Please let me know if anyone has had the same issue! Alvin
  13. Ron@Optimum

    Crazy discount ONR Opti-Coat store!!

    interesting thought...
  14. Setec Astronomy

    Crazy discount ONR Opti-Coat store!!

    This doesn't have anything to do with the formula update, does it Ron?
  15. dazajac

    Gelcoat restorer

    I stopped doing a circular motion after the first pass. I was doing left to right for every pass after that. I forgot to mention that. I realized the circular motion would probably leave a pattern in the coating. I started using the left to right to try getting it to blend with the pattern in the surface. The sides had a horizontal pattern in them probably from the manufacturing process. I was hoping to blend the Gelcoat Restorer into that if it was going to leave some sort of pattern from the microfiber. My client did call Opti and got in touch with someone. He's going to Tennesse and there's someone down there that using the restorer often. I told him to have him call me since I'd like to talk to him about applying the restorer. I polish dull gelcoats on trailers 2-3 times a year. Not having to waste 2 days would be great.
  16. Ron@Optimum

    Gelcoat restorer

    one suggestion for future applications, the last 2 coats use an up and down motion instead of circular -
  17. Ron@Optimum

    Crazy discount ONR Opti-Coat store!!

    unlikely (up to the distributors), but one can dream -
  18. Ron@Optimum

    How to remove dried out Polish

    IPA does not harm paint, was the suggested wipe down product prior to developing Paint Prep. Power Clean is more generic, but Paint Prep removes wax, sealant, and polish, so might be a good choice.
  19. Just saw there is a crazy discount for Optimum No Rinse at Opticoat.com: 2 Gallons for the price of one, crazy value!!! $45 for basically a lifetime of weekly washes for the whole neighbourhood! Any chance us Europeans can chime in on this discount??
  20. Heijneker

    How to remove dried out Polish

    Sadly I don't have any polish(ing machines), I might get some water based polish and try it by hand indeed. Good tip. Hmmmm, why wouldn't Paint Prep work if OPC doesn't work? I was actually most excited to test (a) Paint prep or IPA solution! Maybe even test Acetone in a unnoticeable section of the bumper, with extreme quation and see what it does over time. However, I can recall reading somewhere that IPA is harmful to paint. Any thoughts/info on that and how that relates to Optimum Paint Prep?
  21. dazajac

    Gelcoat restorer

    The client and I agreed that paint thinner wasn't going to be an option because of the vinyls. Some areas had 5-6 coats as I was trying to work out the smearing. But even touching the previous pass would create a smear mark from the towel touching it. And rubbing it in a circular motion just kept making a circular pattern in the gelcoat.
  22. Ron@Optimum

    How to remove dried out Polish

    I was going to suggest concentrated Power Clean, but you said you've tried APC in the past. That rules out Paint Prep as well. Have you tried polishing, maybe by hand?
  23. Hey all, An uncle bought a relatively new car, 1.5 years old, 20K miles, from a used car dealership. A very nice car. However, accross the front end, there are a lot of very tiny white spots. I believe this is caused by the polish the dealership used, filling and drying in the small stone chips, which would otherwise be unnoticeable. Reason I think this: it has some polishing stains on the black plastic trim. But more importantly: I caused the same exact problem myself once on another car, using an old polish. Looked exactly the same, lots of tiny white spots on the front end. My question is: how do I remove these tiny white spots caused by dried out polish from the car, which are filling in the very tiny rock chips? And also the stain from the plastic trim? Back then (on the car I caused this problem on) I tried using an APC, but to no succes. Thanks.
  24. Ron@Optimum

    ONR is safe on new smart repair

    Yes, ONR is safe on new paint/chip repair
  25. Ron@Optimum

    Product Updates

    Yes
  26. Setec Astronomy

    Product Updates

    Has the same change been made to ONRWW?
  27. Hi just had a chip away smart repair on front panel both sides , been told don’t wash for a week , is ONR safe when weeks up
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